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Week in NUMBERS

£20 – The amount house prices rose in May compared with April, according to the LSL/Acadametrics index.

£208 – The maximum amount Brits are prepared to carry in cash without feeling nervous, research by the Payments Council shows.

75% – The percentage of people who believe the gap between the highest and lowest earners in their workplace is too great, reveals a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research.

23% – The percentage of Britons who have never switched providers for financial products, including mortgages, says Gocompare.com.

7p – The amount of debt people paid back for every £1 saved in Q1 2011, the lowest level since Q3 2009, according to Unbiased.co.uk.

100,000 – The number of new homes the government plans to build by 2015 on land to be released by the state.

183 – The number of mortgage products available to first-time buyers, up from 139 in June 2010, says Moneyfacts.co.uk.

16% – The proportion of consumers who felt financially confident in Q1 2011, down from 23% a year ago, according to research by AXA.

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